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The Drexel delegation hiked to the Bioko program's research site on a beach monitoring marine turtles’ nesting grounds. Photo credit: Scott Cooper.

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership

A delegation led by President John Fry traveled to the African nation to further the University’s commitment to its Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.
Left to right: Claudia Albertini, Julia Farnan, Anthony DiNatale and Ottavia Tartagni at the DUniBo presentation Farnan and DiNatale held at Drexel this winter. Photo courtesy Olimpia Meucci.

New Italian Exchange Program Encourages Scientific Collaboration and Understanding

In the last few months, Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Bologna in Italy have hosted students from each other’s institution to further future opportunities for research partnerships.
Isabella Sangaline with "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel (oil on canvas, 1817) stored in The Drexel Collection. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

An International Co-op Uncovering Drexel Family History

A history and sociology major completed a co-op in the city archives of the Austrian ancestral home of the Drexel family to learn more about the University founder’s father.
Participants worked with Bitamie Lucia International School students as part of the civic engagement workshop that Drexel staff helped host in Cameroon.

Trip to Cameroon Builds on Drexel’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Ties

After first working in Cameroon as a Drexel student, Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement and strategic initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad, wrote about his recent visit to the African country to promote civic engagement opportunities.
The Drexel delegation in front of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's amphitheater. Left to right: Michael Yudell, Aleister Saunders, Sharon Walker, Koren Bedeau, Bridget Blake and M. Brian Blake.

After International Trip, Partnership Opportunities Abound

A trip to Israel last November taken by a Drexel delegation of faculty and staff is bearing fruit, with several developments at the University that could lead to future collaborations with academic partners abroad.
Rogelio Miñana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.
Daniela Munoz in Singapore.

Drawing International Inspiration From Study Abroad in Singapore

Daniela Muñoz went to Singapore expecting to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. She came away with a newfound appreciation for the dynamics of an increasingly globalized world. 
Peace Engineering

Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace

Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.

Drexel's Mandela fellows in Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Mandela Fellows Visit Drexel to Learn How to Lead

A group of 25 young civic leaders from across Africa are in the midst of a six-week fellowship program at Drexel meant to help them develop the skills needed to drive systemic changes in their home countries.
Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
From left to right: Frank Linnehan, PhD; Peter Franks; George Gephart; John DiNardo, PhD; and Julie Mostov, PhD.

Saying a Drexel Goodbye to Some Very Important Dragons

Longtime Drexel leaders have announced they’ll retire next month.

Drexel women's basketball player Ana Ferariu.

How Drexel Women’s Basketball Developed an International Roster

During an extended run of success, players from overseas have helped the team grow on and off the court. As the conference tournament approaches this weekend, take a look at how the team built its international recruiting program.